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  • 43 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan’s Church Road in Wilmington,Delaware for the ANNUAL FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S. 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN. This event is put on by a group of firefighters known as the FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S.  (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society). We are a 501C3 not for profit organization with the goal of promoting firefighter safety, training and tradition. At the Walk/Run will be one of the Bells of Remembrance memorial 9-11 bells. This bell will be rung before and after the 1 mile walk/run. The ringing of the bell ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2014, 2:06 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • 1st Annual Community Hero Day Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. of Newark teamed up with members from Exceptional Care for Children (ECC), to organize the 1st Annual Community Hero Day on August 6th, during Camp Sheldon at the facility.  Exceptional Care for Children is a state-of-the-art residential healthcare facility serving technology-dependent children and their families.  ECC provides long-term, transitional, palliative, and end-of-life care to the children, and is situated on nearly eight acres of property in the Newark area.  Various organizations attended the event that was intended for first responders, and those that serve in the US military.  Apparatus and groups on scene included Delaware State Police Aviation Trooper 4, Newark Police Department, New Castle County Police Mounted ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 5:15 AM by Charles Mitchell
  • Pit-Crew CPR CEU Dinner High-performance, or "pit-crew" CPR is a methodology to improve the rate of cardiac arrest survivals.  Studies have shown that when CPR is performed according to this set of guidelines, the chance of successful resuscitation substantially increases.Although not yet published, the next update to the Delaware BLS Protocols includes the performance of "high-quality" / "high-performance" / "pit-crew" CPR as part of the cardiac arrest protocol.As we see both a local and national shift in focus on increasing percentages of successful cardiac arrest outcomes, we are thrilled to offer a presentation of this procedure, as it is something you will see implemented not only at Aetna, but soon throughout the state and across the country.Anyone certified ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2014, 12:58 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • Congratulations to Member Emily Mallon Congratulations to member Emily Mallon who recently completed her paramedic training program at Good-fellowship. Emily is currently employed with NCCEMS and we should see her caring for citizens in the near future.EMS Deputy Fardenesh and EMS Captain Fitzgerald recently attended Emily's graduation.Best of luck on your career!
    Posted Aug 4, 2014, 5:47 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • MVC with entrapment on Glasgow Ave at Old County Rd At 1839 on Tuesday evening Aetna, New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police Aviation were dispatched an motor vehicle collision with entrapment on Glasgow Avenue at Old County Road.  A chief from the Odessa Fire Company, 24-8C, was passing by and at 1840 he advised of one subject trapped.  This location is very close to both Aetna Station 10 and NCC Paramedic Station 6.  Ambulance A10, Engine 10-5 and Medic 6 all arrived at 1843.  The officer from 10-5 established command and the crew began extrication.  The patient was quickly removed at 1846.  Occupants of the vehicles involved were transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna ambulances A10 and A7.  Once a safe area was established the ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2014, 8:07 PM by John Guzzo, Deputy 10
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